Uzbek delegation at the OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference
IA “Jahon”, Vienna - Uzbek Delegation participated in the OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference on the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality.
During the conference, the Uzbek side informed the foreign participants about the measures undertaken in the republic to implementing women’s rights and to ensure their full participation in socio-political and socio-economic life of the country.
Representatives of 57 member-countries of the OSCE and the UN, as well as international organizations, civil society and independent institutions participated in the conference.
Samarkand is on the list of the top 50 Cities to visit.
IA “Jahon” - On seventh of July “Huffington Post”, the famous American edition, published an article “The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime”.
Samarkand - pearl of the Orient is among the most famous cities of the world.
As have been mentioned in publication, Samarkand is an ancient city of the“Silk Road” and the madrasas and mosaics of the monumental Registan square are among the world's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.
“With its prestigious museums, famous street markets, and bustling financial center, it is no wonder that London is one of the world's most-visited cities.”
Rating is compiled by «Huffington Post» together with the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and beyond. According to the authors, these 50 countries on the list are the ones that each person must see during his lifetime.
Samarkand - the only city among Commonwealth of Independent States’ cities ranked in this prestigious list.
Ravshan Ermatov as a record breaker
IA “Jahon” - Referee Ravshan Ermatov from Uzbekistan, who charged the match between the national teams of Netherlands and Costa Rica (0:0, 4:3 on penalty shoot-out) in 1/4 finals of WC-2014 set the record for the World Cups.
That was the ninth game in the final tournaments of the World Cup for the 36-year-old referee. At this year’s championship Ravshan Ermatov spent 4 matches, and in 2010 - 5.
Previous record (8 matches) once belonged to three judges Joël Quiniou (France), Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay) and Benito Archundia (Mexico).
President Islam Karimov Receives Turkey’s Foreign Minister
At the Oqsaroy on July 10, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu, who has been in our country on an official visit.
Greeting the guest, the leader of our country stressed that the meeting provided with a good opportunity to assess the current state of Uzbek-Turkish relations and exchange views on priority directions in the further consolidation of bilateral cooperation.
As it was underscored during the talks, Uzbekistan and Turkey have historically been tied by a cultural, linguistic and spiritual community as much as a joint experience of equal and mutually advantageous interaction in the trade-economic and other areas.
In his turn, Ahmet Davutoglu expressed sincere gratitude for a warm welcome and conveyed a deep respect to the President and the people of Uzbekistan on behalf of Turkey’s leadership. The Foreign Minister confirmed the aspiration of his country to uplift the bilateral bonds to a higher level that would be geared to the longer-term interests of our two nations.
Turkey is currently among the top five major foreign trade partners of Uzbekistan. The turnover between the two countries reached 1.347 billion US dollars in 2013 displaying a 10.5 percent growth from the previous year indicator. 485 enterprises with Turkish capital are operating in Uzbekistan at present. Four joint investment projects worth more than 23 million dollars are currently underway in the textile and pharmaceutical industries alone.
An important significance has been attached during the talks at the Oqsaroy to the expansion of contacts in the cultural-humanitarian sphere. The two sides confirmed the joint interest in the promotion of tourist exchange, the promising nature of which can be verified by the Turkish delegation during their forthcoming trip to Central Asia’s ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.
A range of regional and international issues along with other topics of shared interest have been discussed at the meeting.
Symbol of Independence
IA «Jahon» - One of the sacred symbols of national sovereignty is the National Emblem which embodies creative ideas of the Uzbek people. By cherishing the rich spiritual and cultural traditions and values of the ancestors our people are building a country with a great future.
It is hard to overestimate the historical significance of adoption on July 2, 1992 of the Law «On the National Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan».
Colors, lines and marks of the National Emblem have deep symbolic meanings that express creative goals, dreams and aspirations of the Uzbek people.
In the centre of the Emblem, there is depiction of the bird Humo (phoenix) with open wings - the symbol of happiness and love of freedom.
The upper part of the Emblem has octahedron, symbolizing the sign of strengthening the country, inside is the crescent with the star.
Depiction of the sun is the wish so the way of our state be illuminated by the bright light. At the same time, it reflects unique natural environment and climate of the country.
Ears are the symbol of lifeblood, stems with opening boxes of cotton is the main wealth of our sunny land, which famed it worldwide. Ears and boxes of cotton, interwoven by the line of the State flag, correspond to the consolidation of the peoples residing in the country.
A Modern Look of the Graceful Ferghana
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited the Feghana region on June 26 to enquire into the course of socio-economic reforms, creative and beatification works carried out in the province.
Owing to its rich natural resources, the diversified manufacturing industry and the modern transport and communications structure, the Ferghana region is assigned a special role in the development of our nation. The economic potential of the province has been instrumental in marshaling the reforms across all walks of life.
The production rate of the gross regional product in the first quarter of the current year reached 107.6 percent. Steady growth rates have been successfully ensured in the manufacturing industry, agriculture, services sector as well as in the implementation of investment projects.
Contemporary manufacturing industries have enjoyed consistent advancement. The existing enterprises are being modernized, while new ones are set up to produce goods competitive in the external markets. As a result of the extensive support for businesses manufacturing export-bound produce and the enhanced assistance to small business and private entrepreneurship entities in launching and sustaining exports, the overall capacities and potential of the region has been on the rise on this front. Goods worth 120.5 million US dollars were exported in the first quarter of 2014.
Positive transformation in the province can be encountered right at the arrival in the city. The new terminal at the Ferghana International Airport is indicative of the wide-ranging creative endeavors in this part of the nation. Reviewing this building, the President of the country recommended that the efforts be carried on to further improve and perfect the facility, create cutting-edge comforts and conveniences for passengers.
The Feghnara people have from ancient times valued highly the arts and culture. 4 theaters and 14 museums, as well as 1,628 libraries and information-resource centers with rich book stocks operate currently in the region.
At the 14 December 2012 extraordinary session of the Ferghana regional Kengash (Council) of people’s deputies, the head of our state outlined a number of tasks to turn Ferghana into an even more fine-looking and unique city, and to create worthwhile conditions for the local population. Within this past brief span of time, extensive construction and ingenious endeavors have been evident here.
A thousand-seat Palace of Arts has been erected and commissioned in the region’s administrative center – the city of Ferghana. 10 thousand saplings of decorative trees and shrubberies have been planted in the area adjacent to the new Palace of Arts, and a shady alley has been laid. Modern color-music fountains not only gladden the eye, but they also refine the micro-climate in the area.
President Islam Karimov enquired into conveniences created in the Palace of Arts for spectators.
The doors and columns of this spacious and bright palace are decorated in the national style. Everything comfortable is there in the auditorium of the building.
According to the leader of Uzbekistan, when constructing new facilities, it is necessary to pay a particular attention to every detail, because these facilities should serve for decades to our posterity, as well.
A similarly magnificent building has been erected beside the Palace of Arts – a complex of water sports. It houses a swimming pool, a training hall and a gym, and children are going in for such sports as swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo.
The head of our state talked with children spending their time here, and inquired about their studies and plans for the future.
The President of our country said sports harden the human being, strengthen the willpower. The man of will sets out grand goals and reaches them for sure. We will spare neither strength nor resources for the children of Uzbekistan to make high achievements not only in sports, but also in other walks of life. After all, we have never been inferior to anyone in anything, and that is going to be the case forever.
Persistent have been the efforts in the region to construct sports complexes, children’s schools of music and arts. In particular, 14 sports complexes and gyms, children’s schools of music and arts are being erected thanks to the Fund for the Development of Children’s Sports. They have all been provided with state-of-the-art equipment and hardware.
Islam Karimov awarded the children with sporting accessories.
On the initiative of the leader of the country, our cities have been advancing and perfecting on the basis of general urban planning schemes. That can be seen in the case of towns like Samarkand, Bukhara, Andijan, Namangan, Termez, Karshi, Urgench. Along with these cities, wide-ranging construction and inventive works have been carried out also in Kokand and Margilan, an important factor in their future development path with growing prosperity of their residents.
In accordance with the resolution of the head of our state on measures to implement the general plan of the city of Ferghana, construct and reconstruct facilities of social and transport-utility infrastructure for the period 2012-2015, signed 15 November 2011, wide-scale innovative works are underway in the regional center. Modern enterprises, education and medical institutions, sports complexes and stadiums are being built, and roads and alleys are being laid for the comfort of locals.
The appearance of the city of Ferghana has changed within a short period of time, President Islam Karimov suggested. When working out the general plan of the town, constructing buildings and roads, one should take into account the long-term prospects. It is imperative to lay a bypass ring road, build multilane highways, further improve communications, and boost beautification works and landscape gardening, erect modern facilities.
Special significance is attached in our country to the promotion of sports, including football, particularly children’s and youth’s. In order to further these goals, extensive efforts are undertaken to consolidate the material and technical capacities of soccer schools, to bolster the qualification of coaches and referees.
The stadium built in Ferghana to seat 20 thousand spectators is a brilliant example of the effectiveness of these steadfast works. Thanks to its exceptional architectural and engineering solutions and the modern looks, the stadium amplifies the splendor of the city.
Getting familiar with the stadium, President Islam Karimov stressed the need to pay a special attention to the creation of all contemporary conditions here for sportspeople and viewers and to training young athletes, footballers in particular.
Press service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan